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Release: Nov. 21, 2001

Women's Resource and Action Center sponsors event to raise awareness of landmine crisis

The Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa will participate in the "Night of A Thousand Dinners" sponsored by the Canadian Landmine Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The dinner, catered by Mekong Restaurant of Coralville, will be held at the Women's Center, 130 North Madison Street, Iowa City. Wayne Osborn, board president of the Iowa United Nations Association, will be the moderator.

On the "Night of A Thousand Dinners," people in more than 30 countries will join for dinner to raise awareness of the global landmine crisis and to raise funds for Adopt–A–Minefield. The global landmine crisis is one of the most pervasive problems facing the world today. It is estimated that there are between 60 and 70 million landmines in at least 70 countries. Landmines maim and kill approximately 26,000 people every year, including 8,000 to 10,000 children. Landmine survivors endure a lifetime of physical, psychological and economic hardship.

A suggested $10 donation is requested for the dinner. All dinner donations will be directed to the United Nations Association's Adopt–A–Minefield project. To make a reservation for the dinner, call (319)335-1486. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Nov. 29.

Women's Resource and Action Center invites children to 'Scribbling and Storytime'

The Women’s Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa invites children ages
3 to 13, along with their parents, guardians and/or other adult friends, to come to the Center on Monday, Dec, 3 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for "Scribbling and Storytime."

Come enjoy the company of other kids, make decorations for the holidays, and listen to stories. Art supplies and snacks will be provided, but participants are also free to bring their own.

Children must come with an adult in order to participate; likewise, adults must be accompanied by a child to participate. No reservations are required, and the event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to request an accommodation to attend, call (319) 335-1486. The Center is located at 130 N. Madison Street, across from the Iowa Memorial Union.

Women's Resource and Action Center to offer seminar on lobbying skills

Iowa State Representative Mary Mascher will facilitate the next workshop in the Women's Resource and Action Center's Social Change Training series. "Building Your Lobbying Skills," will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6-9 p.m. in River Room 1 of the Iowa Memorial Union. There is a $10 workshop registration fee; some scholarships are available. Advance registration is required.

This workshop will help participants develop effective lobbying skills and strategies and build confidence in talking to elected officials.

Mary Mascher has been the District 46 State Representative in the Iowa Legislature since 1994. She has a master’s degree in counseling education from the University of Iowa and teaches a fifth-sixth grade class at Irving Weber Elementary School.

To register for the workshop or to request an accommodation to attend, call the Women’s Resource and Action Center at (319) 335-1486.